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Shared Motifs and Figures in the Archaic of the Cajamarca Highlands: New Data from the site of Callacpuma

Author(s): Henry Idrogo

Year: 2016

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Summary

The northern Andes, and in particular the Cajamarca region, has for years seen a dearth of archaeological investigation into the lithic, or archaic period. This is surprising given early investigation in the region by Augusto Cardich whose excavations at caves like Cumbe yielded archaic period occupations dated to 8,500 B.C. More recent work at Conga and Maqui Maqui north of the Cajamarca basin have documented hunter-gatherer occupations including projectile points dating to approximately 12,000 BP. Here I synthesize some of this work and present preliminary impressions related to rock art motifs and figures shared between the sites of Callacpuma in the Cajamarca Basin and the sites of Maqui Maqui and Conga to the north.


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Shared Motifs and Figures in the Archaic of the Cajamarca Highlands: New Data from the site of Callacpuma. Henry Idrogo. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404030)


Keywords

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Cajamarca Peru

Geographic Keywords
South America


Spatial Coverage

min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America